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The term Nanoelectromechanical systems or NEMS is used to describe devices integrating electrical and mechanical functionality on the nanoscale. NEMS typically integrate transistor-like nanoelectronics with mechanical actuators, pumps, or motors, and may thereby form physical, biological, and chemical sensors.
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) (also written as micro-electro-mechanical, MicroElectroMechanical or microelectronic and microelectromechanical systems) is the technology of very small mechanical devices driven by electricity; it merges at the nano-scale into nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and nanotechnology.
MEMS are separate and distinct from the hypothetical vision of molecular nanotechnology or molecular electronics. MEMS are made up of components between 1 to 100 micrometres in size (i.e. 0.001 to 0.1 mm) and MEMS devices generally range in size from 20 micrometres (20 millionths of a metre) to a millimetre. They usually consist of a central unit that processes data, the microprocessor and several components that interact with the outside such as microsensors
Learn more about NEMS/MEMS from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on NEMS/MEMS can be found here.
Learning Module: Hazardous Materials I and II - Instructor Guides
27 Mar 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module provides information on hazardous materials and how these materials could affect one's health and the safety of the working environment. This information should...
Learning Module: Hazardous Materials I and II
Learning Module: Safety Data Sheets (SDS) - Instructor Guides
A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) contains valuable information and OSHA required information on a chemical - its physical and chemical properties, potential hazards, proper methods for storing and...
Learning Module: Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Learning Module: Chemical Lab Safety Rules - Instructor Guides
The fabrication of micro and nano devices requires the use of several types of chemicals, both inert and hazardous. This learning module provides the general safety rules for working in...
Learning Module: Chemical Lab Safety Rules
Learning Module: Interpreting Chemical Labels - Instructor Guide
The fabrication of micro and nano devices requires the use of several types of chemicals, both inert and hazardous. OSHA requires specific information about a chemical to be on its label....
Learning Module: Interpreting Chemical Labels
Learning Module: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Instructor Guides
This learning modules introduces students to the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) required when working in a manufacturing or laboratory environment. The purpose of PPE is...
Learning Module: Micro Pressure Sensors & the Wheatstone Bridge - Instructor Guides
24 Feb 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This purpose of this learning module is to allow students the opportunity to explore micro pressure sensors - their applications, design and fabrication, and operation.
Learning Module: Micro Pressure Sensors & the Wheatstone Bridge
This learning module allows you to explore micro and nano-sized pressure sensors - their applications, design and fabrication, and operation. Because the Wheatstone bridge (a specialized...
Uniaxial and Biaxial Stress Strain Calculator for Semiconductors
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17 Jan 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jamie Teherani
Simulate stress or strain along user-defined Miller directions for arbitrary stress/strain configurations.